Mad Men - Christina Hendricks Battled Anxiety Working With Ryan Gosling

Mad Men beauty Christina Hendricks battled nerves and anxiety after Ryan Gosling approached her to star in his directorial debut How To Catch A Monster.

The actress previously worked with Gosling on 2011 crime drama Drive, but admits she felt intimidated about being one of the leading ladies in his upcoming sci-fi thriller.

She tells Canada's Flare magazine, "(Gosling) called me and asked me if I was interested in doing this film and I said: 'One, of course, yes, and two, why me? And three, I don't want to disappoint you.'

"He's been fantastic, involving me artistically and letting me be along the road of casting and costume design. I've seen story boards and imagery and I've heard music. It's the largest role I've ever had, so this is one I'm definitely aware of my anxiety about."

While Hendricks' Mad Men co-stars have become "like family", the redhead still feels apprehensive about working on movie sets.

She adds, "Every time you do a film it's like the first day of school. You don't know what the kids are going to be like; you don't know what your environment is going to be like. The first-day jitters that everyone gets last a little longer for me."


Contactmusic

Tags: Christina Hendricks - Ryan Gosling

Advertisement

More Christina Hendricks

God's Pocket Movie Review

Despite a strong sense of the characters and the setting, this film struggles to engage viewers with its downbeat story about how tough life is....

God's Pocket Trailer

God's Pocket seems to be an ordinary working class neighbourhood at face value; full of people with ordinary jobs and ordinary families. However, a dark...

A Week In Movies: Cannes Winds Down, Episode VII And Batman v Superman Cranks Up, New Trailers Promise Lots Of Action For Summer And Autumn

As the Cannes Film Festival winds down this weekend, a handful of films are emerging as frontrunners for the prestigious awards ceremony. Higher-profile contenders include...

Lost River: Ryan Gosling Steps Behind The Camera To Critical... Oh

Ryan Gosling was the guy; plastering the walls of Tumblr pages with endless looping gifs of his chiselled physique. He wanted more, and despite being...

Advertisement

“Lousy” ‘Lost River’ A Bum Note For Ryan Gosling?

Ryan Gosling is an actor-turned director for the gloomy Lost River, the film that premiered at Cannes Film Festival yesterday. The Drive star takes the...

'Mad Men' Recap Season 7 Episode 3: It's Chilly At The Top

Poor Don Draper: episode three of the seventh season of the hit HBO series Mad Men saw the philandering advertising genius as drunk and as...

'Mad Men' Actress Christina Hendricks Admits To Not Wanting Children

Christina Hendricks doesn't want to be a mom!The 38 year-old actress would rather be a mother to a new puppy than go through with the...

Matthew Weiner Thought of "Fitting" Mad Men End, Years Ago

Matthew Weiner, the creator of AMC's Mad Men which begins its final season on Sunday (April 13, 2014), says he thought of a "fitting end"...

Advertisement

Comments

Christina Hendricks Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Christina Hendricks

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All